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Cold Steel 11HXLS Hold Out I Folding Knife 6" Serrated Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS11HXLS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS11HXLS: Hold Out I, Serrated Edge
Cold Steel
For many years now Cold Steel has been fascinated with the Black Knife or Skean Dhu (Gaelic) of the ancient Scottish warriors. Used as a utility or back-up knife and worn under the sleeve, tucked inside a jacket or slipped into the top of a stocking it was thin, flat "pointy" and light as a feather.

Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you our latest interpretation of this timeless knife in the form of an updated Tactical folder we call the Hold Out.

Available in several sizes to meet just about anyone's needs, they offer a number of contemporary variations and refinements at a very affordable price. Each blade is made of our tried and true AUS 8A Stainless Steel, and like its ancient predecessor's, features a thin, acutely pointed tip that's sharp as the proverbial needle. And it glides effortlessly through even the most puncture resistant materials while remaining remarkably resistant to breakage. Adding to their value and wicked effectiveness, each knife has been precisely and beautifully hollow ground before being honed by hand to a razor edge that will fling hairs from your arm like magic.

The handles of our Hold Out series are also reminiscent of their ancient forbearers. Fashioned from the finest American made G-10 laminate, they offer a palm hugging profile and a thin, flat cross section that resists rolling or twisting in the palm while remaining comfortable and versatile enough to accommodate a wide variety of gripping styles.

To protect your fingers from our Hold Out's remarkably sharp blades, each knife comes with our record breaking Tri-Ad lock. Proven to way out perform the competition in the most brutal tests imaginable, it's simply the best lock available for folding knives at any price. Due to the strength of the Tri-Ad lock, depressing the mechanism to release the blade might be difficult.

For discreet carry and immediate access, the Hold Outs are supplied with polished stainless steel pocket clips and thumb studs on the blade. This arrangement allows a wide variety of carry options as well as lightning quick, one-handed deployment.
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
  • Closed Length: 7 3/16"
  • Overall Length: 13-3/16"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 7.0 oz
  • Handle Material: Textured G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010357

The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
4.538 (13 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 11, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Cold Steel 11HXLS
product was purchased as a closeout, and was a bargain. although it is a very large knife it is well built and sharp. would order a few more if available.
5 out of 5
Clive From Uk
Windsor, UK
Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Insanely sharp knife
Describing the blade of this knife as 'sharp' is like saying a gas welding torch is 'hot'. Insanely keen edge which is perfect for a whole load of things from skinning pineapples to cutting jute backed carpet and beyond. Handle with care though as, even more than a plain edge, this is a serious cutting tool. Black aluminium backspacer makes the G-10 handle impressively rigid considering it's quite thin. Very good grip in the hand. One handed 'flick' opening very easy. I don't understand the comments about the back lock being stiff: it's certainly firm but it's not overstiff. When you feel the blade edge you absolutely don't want it closing accidentally, because that could mean serious injury. A firm lock, therefore, is completely essential and that's what you get. If you're not strong enough to operate it then get yourself strong :-) Received in UK in 14 days from sending. Great special offer price. Fast despatch and, as usual, good clear communications from Knifecenter.
5 out of 5
Kriss Stiletto
Northern California
Jun 17, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Love It!!!
To all that love Cold Steel Tri-Ad Folders, This is the one that I needed to complete my "Hold Out Collection" and I love it. These are very concealable knives. They are super strong, light weight, flat, good looking, and they have the infamous Andrew Demko Tri-Ad Lock. Mine, came to me, via the, it's perfect. No gritty lock-bar. Fitment is perfect. The "Satin Polish" is perfect. I would highly recommend this knife to anyone that is interested; it's "Top Shelf!" This is the second perfect Cold Steel Knife that I've received from the KnifeCenter; they're 2 for 2, with me, I'm impressed with them and will continue to shop with them. Customer Service is very good, also. This one was inspired by the Scottish Skean Dhu. It was an Ancient EDC. It was used for everyday cutting chores, food preparation, and as an last resort self-defense weapon. As a weapon it was able to slash and stab or thrust... It was carried hidden... This Cold Steel Design, "ROCKS!!!" Peace, Stiletto :)
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